Suffering from a painful cavity? Tooth-related problems are always painful, but cavities are by far the worst. They can make drinking and eating almost impossible. Cavities are small holes that form in a tooth as a result of tooth decay. This usually happens due to a lack of dental hygiene and the accumulation of bacteria and plaque. It can also be due to a lack of minerals in the diet.
Sometimes, despite all our hard efforts, precautions, and care, one might end up with a cavity. If you have a cavity, the following home remedies will help a lot.
You will need: Cod liver oil supplements and butter oil supplements
What you have to do: Take a capsule of each with any meal during the day.
How often you should do this: Take these supplements regularly to maintain optimum dental health.
Why this works: Cod liver oil and butter oil are rich in vitamins A, D, and K, which are excellent for maintaining good dental hygiene. You can either take these two supplements separately or as a capsule that contains both.
2. Fluoride Mouthwash
You will need: Fluoride Mouthwash
What you have to do: After Brushing, gargle with a mouthwash that contains fluoride.
How often you should do this: Do this every evening before going to bed.
Why this works: Fluoride is good for the teeth and helps to re-mineralize them. Since a lack of minerals is a common cause of tooth decay, using a fluoride mouthwash is an effective home remedy for tooth decay and cavities.
You will need: 1 teaspoon of table salt and a glass of warm water.
What you have to do: Add salt to the warm water and mix well. Rinse and gargle your mouth with it, making sure you rinse the cavities thoroughly.
How often you should do this: Gargle with salt water twice a day.
Why this works: This is probably the most common home remedy for any tooth-related pain. It keeps the mouth bacteria-free and removes the stickiness from the cavities. The salt solution balances out the acidic pH created by the tooth cavity.
4. Clove Oil
You will need: Clove oil
What You Have to do: Take a bit of clove oil on your finger and lightly massage the cavity. If the affected tooth is hard to reach, use a cotton swab dipped in clove oil.
How often you should do this: Apply clove oil 2-3 times every day.
Why this works: clove oils helps to relieve the pain caused by cavities and tooth decay. Eugenol. A key essential oil found in clove is responsible for this analgesic action. Its antimicrobial constituents inhibit the growth of various types of viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
You will need: gin, vodka, whiskey, and a washcloth.
What you have to do: Make a mixture of equal quantities gin, vodka, and whiskey. Take a clean washcloth and dip it in the solution, then use it as a compress against the cavity-affected tooth. Keep it there for 4-5 minutes.
How often you should do this: Do this once a day.
Why this works: The alcoholic content of these beverages will relieve the pain and also kill any bacteria that is causing further tooth decay.
You will need: Lemon
What you have to do: Chew on one slice of lemon for a couple of minutes. Rinse your mouth with clean water after.
How often you should do this: Repeat this as and when required to relieve the pain from tooth decay.
Why this works: Lemons are a great source of vitamin C. The acids present in lemon juice kills germs and helps to ease the pain caused by cavities.
You will need: 1 green tea bag, a cup of hot water, lemon juice (optional), and honey (optional)
What you have to do: Brew a cup of hot green tea. Add honey and lemon juice according to your preference. Drink whit it’s still warm.
How often you should do this: drink 2-3 cups of green tea every day.
Why this works: Green tea reduces the production of plaque and keeps bacterial growth in check.
8. Bentonite Clay
You will need: 1 ½ tablespoons of bentonite clay, 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil, and a few drops of essential oil (tea tree, rosemary, peppermint, or clove).
What you have to do: Mix all the ingredients and use the mixture as a toothpaste.
How often you should do this: Brush your teeth twice a day with this natural toothpaste.
Why this Works: Bentonite clay is great at absorbing all the impurities from its surroundings, and this is exactly what it does when used as a toothpaste. It absorbs and removes the black/brown sticky deposit from the infected tooth along with the bacteria.
You will need: Baking soda and a toothbrush
What you have to do: Wet the toothbrush and dip it in some baking soda powder. Brush your teeth with it.
How often you should do this: Do this every second day for a few weeks.
Why this works: The alkalinity of the baking soda neutralizes the excess acids in the mouth that causes tooth decay and cavities. Baking soda is also an antimicrobial agent.
10. Hydrogen Peroxide
You will need: 1 oz. of hydrogen peroxide and water
What you have to do: after you have brushed your teeth, swish the hydrogen peroxide in your mouth for 5-7 seconds. Spit it out and rinse your mouth with plain water.
How often you should do this: This is best done once a day, before going to bed.
Why this works: The antimicrobial activity of the hydrogen peroxide will kill any bacteria present in your mouth and treat the cavity. Using this mouth rinse will also prevent tooth decay, plaque, and gingivitis.